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Zechariah Renfro
1807 - 1907
Zechariah Renfro was born about 1807 somewhere in South Carolina and died in an unknown year in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated.

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7 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
23 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
32 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
37 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
46 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
49 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
52 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
58 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
62 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
70 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
72 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
82 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
88 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
90 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
93 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
93 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
94 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
95 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
96 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
97 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
99 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
99 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
99 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
4 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
5 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
21 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
27 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
54 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
55 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
75 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
78 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
23 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
53 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
61 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
4 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
13 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
23 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
28 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
30 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
33 1840 Oregon Trail is established
35 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
48 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
53 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
55 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
56 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
58 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
61 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
68 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
69 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
26 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Frances Whitehead
Born about 1830 and died about 1930
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Clarky Hill Renfroe
Born somewhere in Alabama on July 14, 1851 and died in Houston County, Alabama on September 23, 1910. She was about 59 years old.

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